A study of the basic arithmetic operations, exponents, ratios, linear, and quadratic equations, graphs, and story problems. This course is specifically designed to assist those students who need help for the mathematics proficiency examination. Students taking this course must pass the mathematics proficiency exam to pass the course.
The main objective of the course will be to learn the basic fundamental mathematics that are needed in our jobs and daily life. Specifically, at the end of the course the student should:
This course will be completed entirely online via Blackboard.
To determine if the course objectives have been met students will regularly submit online homework assignments covering problems addressed in the corresponding lesson. The students will also submit the assigned paper mentioned previously. Finally, the students will also take the mathematics proficiency exam which will serve as evidence that the student has learned the basic mathematical tools needed to complete their required math courses.
The course is pass /fail based upon your proficiency exams. You must attain at least 35 out of 50 points to receive a passing score.
MAE, Ball State University, 1992
BS, Taylor University, 1988
A study of selected topics from set theory, matrices, systems of linear equations and inequalities, linear programming, counting and probability, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Prerequisite: A good understanding of algebra.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
In addition to the textbook, this course will require:
This course consists of:
32 section homeworks to be completed through MathXL (5 points each)
8 chapter quizzes (two per module) to be completed through MathXL (20 points each)
4 module exams (100 points each)
4 module projects/papers to be submitted in BlackBoard (20 points each)
1 cumulative final exam (200 points)
There are 1000 total points in the course.
PhD, University of Minnesota, 1995
MS, University of Minnesota, 1995
MA, Miami University, 1989
BA, Taylor University, 1987
The course covers the basic statistical methods for describing data, linear regression and correlation, sampling, experimental design, probability and probability distributions, confidence intervals, and tests of hypotheses.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
In connection with the Taylor University foundational core, this course will enhance communication fluency by adding statistical tools and reasoning, develop critical thinking skills using data and probability to inform decisions, increase quantitative literacy with new concepts and procedures, and contribute to spiritual maturity as students use statistical tools to inform their faith.
This course uses an eText (Discovering Statistics, 3rd Edition) as part of Hawkes Learning System. You will purchase access to both Hawkes Learning and the eText once you've been enrolled. Details are posted in Blackboard. For those that prefer a hard copy, there is also an option within the course to purchase the printed materials at a discount.
Please be sure to order the 3RD EDITION of the text.
A Graphing Calculator is needed – TI-83/84 recommended
There are 4 unit/chapter tests, 8 application assignments, 4 sets of practice problems, and a final cumulative exam.
The practice problems are worth 20% of the final grade, the application assignments are worth 15%, the chapter tests are worth 50%, and the final exam is worth 15%.
PhD, University of Georgia, 1995
MEd, University of South Florida, 1991
BS, University of South Florida, 1987
Human Biology is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. This course will focus on the anatomy and physiology of human cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and the whole organism. Practical health applications will also be explored.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Required lab kit: order from eScience Labs. Go to http://www.esciencelabs.com/, create a student account, click "Have a Code" and use course kit SKU KIT5155. Approximate cost of the lab kit is $180. More specific instructions are found within syllabus.
Optional text: Starr, E. and B. McMillan. Human Biology, 8th ed. Brooks/Cole Publishing.
This course is divided into 17 modules and consists of labs, journal entries, quizzes, and exams.
The lab journal is worth 150 points, the quizzes are worth 200 points, and the exams are worth 300 points, for a total of 650 points.
MS, Ball State University, 2005
BS, Taylor University, 2000